Shayeted 13 navy commandos awarded

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October 6, 2014 20:25

 
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IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz and Navy commander Adm. Ram Rothberg awarded members of the Shayeted 13 elite Navy commando unit with citations for covert operations in enemy territory on Monday.

The awards were given following a "series of operational activities" that resulted in "many successes," the IDF said.

During the ceremony, Gantz said the unit's activities were characterized by "operational initiative, adding that its members initiated covert and overt operations.

Rothberg praised the unit for "groundbreaking and unique operations" during his address to its members.

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